Those of you that missed out on the PokerStars MicroMillions II would have been sick to the stomach once you realized it was a low stake yet highly rewarding tournament. However, PokerStars are about to serve up something just as special.
PokerStars are always looking for new ways to keep their scores of players with plenty of opportunities to win money. As soon as one tournament series they are already planning their next.
The PokerStars Red Spade Open Is Back!
On August the 12th PokerStars will be giving us another PokerStars Red Spade Open. Yet another low entry yet massive payout tournament brought to us by PokerStars.
So why is this tournament so special? Well apart from a truly generous $1million prize pool for the main event, there are countless side events that will also be offering very handsome cash prizes for players. Ok, so many will not feel the prize pool is that great, especially compared to the MicroMillions. The main difference though is the value for money. The buy-in for the Main Event event is just $55…that is incredible value for money for an event of this size that boasts a payout that large.
On top of that you can be sure that there will be scores of the PokerStars Team Pro players will be taking part, they will each have a $100 bounty on their heads for any of us that manage to knock them out of the tournament. Imagine the kudos you would get from friends for being the one responsible for knocking Negreanu or Selbst out of a poker tournament, it is almost worth playing just for that chance.
So it’s simple really, all we have to do to win back at least double of our buy-in is to knock out a world renowned poker pro. However, winning the main prize will bring much greater financial rewards. The last time this event was run, the winner of the main event “Crackin-ty” managed to take away $247,300, and that is more than likely to be much higher this year if the expected attendance is reached.
Among the PokerStars Team Pro players that will be taking part are, Viktor Blom, Eugene Katchalov, Daniel Negreanu and world number one Bernard Grospellier. These are the confirmations so far, yet you can bet your bottom dollar there will be a whole host more signing up.
Tounamanets like this are so popular because it allows many of us who are unable to come up with the higher stakes buy-ins are given an opportunity to win some real high stakes payouts. This is certainly why PokerStars remains right at the very top when it comes to online poker.